4517.0 - Prisoners in Australia, 2019 Quality Declaration 
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Key statistics

From 30 June 2018 to 30 June 2019:

    • The number of adult prisoners increased by less than one per cent to 43,028.
    • The national imprisonment rate was 219 persons per 100,000 adult population, a decrease of 1 per cent.
    • Unsentenced prisoners increased by 3% to 14,210. Victoria had the largest numerical change in unsentenced prisoners, increasing 10% (or 266 prisoners).
    • Sentenced prisoners decreased by 1% to 28,721 prisoners
    • Female prisoners decreased 4% (131 prisoners) to 3,494 prisoners, while male prisoners increased by less than one per cent (195 prisoners). Males continue to comprise the majority of the Australian prisoner population (92% of total prisoners).

Prisoners, Legal status, 30 June 2009 to 30 June 2019

Prisoners, Legal status, 30 June 2009 to 30 June 2019

Commonwealth of Australia 2019

Proportion of sentenced and unsentenced prisoners, 30 June 2009 to 30 June 2019

Proportion of sentenced and unsentenced prisoners, 30 June 2009 to 30 June 2019

Commonwealth of Australia 2019